by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 29, 2022) — Late Friday morning 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump’s spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, tweeted a new statement from the former president calling for the “release of all text messages sent to and from Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff during their attempt to overturn the 2016 Presidential Election…”
Since taking office on January 20, 2021, White House occupant Joe Biden, who was Barack Hussein Obama’s vice president, has nominated or appointed many who served in the Obama regime to various cabinet and other administrative positions.
Harrington’s series of tweets quoting Trump’s message was largely met on Twitter with ridicule with some referencing as “the Big Lie”his longstanding claim that the 2020 election was “stolen” by various means.
Trump’s statement continues:
They spied on my campaign, they spied on my transition team, and they even spied on the White House while I was in the Oval Office. They did everything they could to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, and stop the “Will of the People” with their Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, Mueller Scam, and more. I wonder what the text would reveal? Unlike my Chief of Staff, which show [sic] patriotic Americans concerned about illegal and massive Election Fraud in 2020, I say bad things would be revealed.
As the 2020 election took place on November 8 that year, any attempts to “overturn” Trump’s victory would have taken place during the presidential transition period ending on January 20, 2017.
As the 2016 presidential race unfolded, rumors emerged that Trump and members of his campaign had developed inappropriate relationships with the Russian government which were being utilized to affect the outcome of the election. One of the claims was that the computer system from one Alfa Bank in Russia was in regular communication with computers in Trump Tower in New York City, an allegation which eventually proved baseless.
The claim made in September 2016 to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker by Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann reportedly on behalf of the DNC and then-2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton resulted in an indictment for which Sussmann faces trial next month.
Once sworn in, efforts to derail Trump’s presidency by political opponents occurred, according to Special Counsel John Durham, who has been investigating the origins of what became the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative and, among other things, encompassed the dissemination of “protected White House Communications” in search for indications of “collusion” with Russians.
When on March 4, 2017, Trump tweeted that his campaign was “wire-tapped” by the Obama White House, the mainstream media reacted by immediately ridiculing and attempting to discredit the claim without conducting any investigation of its own.
Similarly, an October 2020 New York Post initial report that a laptop computer owned by Biden’s son Hunter contained incriminating material as to the then-Democrat presidential candidate’s involvement and influence in his son’s overseas business dealings when he was Obama’s vice president has proven accurate.
According to Durham’s court filings, Sussmann told Baker he was not imparting the information about Alfa Bank on behalf of any client when, in fact, he was billing the DNC/Hillary Clinton campaign for his time in so doing.
The Clinton campaign had hired Fusion GPS to perform “opposition research” on Trump, giving way to the “collusion” claims which Mueller reported in March 2019 his investigation could not substantiate, a revelation contradicting repeated claims from Rep. Adam Schiff and other Democrat members of Congress who insisted such evidence existed.
In recent weeks Trump has been announcing endorsements of Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates in addition to holding political rallies without declaring himself a 2024 presidential candidate.
Early Friday evening, The Post & Email contacted the Veterans Affairs media office for comment on Trump’s assertion but did not receive a reply by press time.